User:Deborah Apthorp

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Deborah Apthorp
  • Dr. Deborah Apthorp
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • University of Wollongong
  • Northfields Ave.
  • Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia.
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I work in the Palmisano Lab at Wollongong University. I learned about OpenWetWare from colleagues Alex Holcombe and Lee de-Wit, and I've joined because I'm interested in open science; see


  • 2011: PhD, University of Sydney
  • 2006: B.Psych (Hons), University of Sydney
  • 1986: Dip. Mus (performance), Queensland Conservatorium

Research interests

  1. Visual perception
  2. Neuroscience
  3. Visual self-motion perception
  4. Multisensory perception


  1. Alais D, Apthorp D, Karmann A, and Cass J. Temporal integration of movement: the time-course of motion streaks revealed by masking. PLoS One. 2011;6(12):e28675. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0028675 | PubMed ID:22205961 | HubMed [Paper1]
  2. Apthorp D, Cass J, and Alais D. The spatial tuning of "motion streak" mechanisms revealed by masking and adaptation. J Vis. 2011 Jun 23;11(7):17. DOI:10.1167/11.7.17 | PubMed ID:21700953 | HubMed [Paper2]
  3. Taubert J, Apthorp D, Aagten-Murphy D, and Alais D. The role of holistic processing in face perception: evidence from the face inversion effect. Vision Res. 2011 Jun 1;51(11):1273-8. DOI:10.1016/j.visres.2011.04.002 | PubMed ID:21496463 | HubMed [Paper3]
  4. Dakin SC, Apthorp D, and Alais D. Anisotropies in judging the direction of moving natural scenes. J Vis. 2010 Sep 3;10(11):5. DOI:10.1167/10.11.5 | PubMed ID:20884500 | HubMed [Paper4]
  5. Apthorp D, Cass J, and Alais D. Orientation tuning of contrast masking caused by motion streaks. J Vis. 2010 Aug 1;10(10):11. DOI:10.1167/10.10.11 | PubMed ID:20884476 | HubMed [Paper5]
  6. Apthorp D, Wenderoth P, and Alais D. Motion streaks in fast motion rivalry cause orientation-selective suppression. J Vis. 2009 May 14;9(5):10.1-14. DOI:10.1167/9.5.10 | PubMed ID:19757888 | HubMed [Paper6]
  7. Apthorp D and Alais D. Tilt aftereffects and tilt illusions induced by fast translational motion: evidence for motion streaks. J Vis. 2009 Jan 21;9(1):27.1-11. DOI:10.1167/9.1.27 | PubMed ID:19271897 | HubMed [Paper7]
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